Judges Ruling Favors Songwriters, ASCAP

A federal judge has ruled that Yahoo, AOL, and RealNetworks could owe songwriters as much as $100 million over seven years as payment for streaming their songs on the web. 

ASCAP has been caught up in a court case with the web giants over a blanket licence to compensate songwriters for the music they have created.  More on this story here.

ASCAP has posted a press release of the decision on their site.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Media & Entertainment, Music Business, Technology and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s